Chincoteague Island, Virginia
Welcome to beautiful Chincoteague Island!
Chincoteague Island, located on Virginia's Eastern Shore, is the only resort island in Virginia. And to us, it is pure paradise! Chincoteague Island is one of several barrier islands in this part of Virginia, the largest being Assateague Island. The Island is 7 miles long and Assateague is 37 miles long. The "Wild Ponies" and children's book "Misty of Chincoteague" are what Chincoteague Island is best known for. Dolphins and other marine creatures inhabit Chincoteague's tranquil waters and here you'll find an abundance of migratory birds throughout the year. If you love fishing, clamming, dolphin watching, hiking, or just taking in sunsets, this is the place for you! You won't believe how much there is to do here on C.I.!
Chincoteague Island offers you the best access to the undeveloped beaches of Assateague Island and miles of protected waterways to explore. One of the best ways to see the inaccessible part of this region is via Assateague Explorer Cruise. A nature lover and photographer's paradise, the beauty of Chincoteague is unparalleled.
A very popular family vacation destination, Chincoteague Island has been voted America's Happiest Seaside Town, and one of America's Best Little Beach Towns. The Island has something to offer for every visitor. In season, enjoy swimming, shelling, exploring - and don't forget the Annual Pony Penning the last week of July each year! Off-season, there is everything from Oyster Festivals to Wine Festivals to enjoy. The peace and serenity on Chincoteague is hard to describe, but you will be a different person when you leave our little slice of heaven.